Director of Finance And Resources

Imperial Health Charity

Employment Type Full time A minimum of 2 days working at head office/onsite is applicable to this role.
Location Hybrid · London, UK Based at IHC HQ - 178-180 Edgware Road, with flexibility to travel between hospitals as required
Salary £90,237 - £99,736 (GBP) (starting on £90,237 with potential to progress based on annually reviewed performance)
Team Senior Management Team
Seniority Senior
  • Closing: 12:00pm, 4th Dec 2023 GMT

Job Description

Thank you for your interest in working with us. This is an exciting time to join Imperial Health Charity as we continue to grow our organisation and develop an expanding portfolio of activities. Through various funding initiatives, a dynamic arts programme and a community of dedicated volunteers, we provide extra support for patients and staff at five London hospitals - Charing Cross, Hammersmith, Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea, St Mary’s and the Western Eye. Our work helps our hospitals do more, building on the outstanding patient care that our NHS colleagues provide and offering the very best healthcare for people across north west London and beyond. The Director of Finance & Resources is a critically important post within our charity, playing a key role in the strategic and operational leadership of the organisation. We’re looking for an experienced candidate with a strong knowledge of charity finances who can hit the ground running and make a real impact.

The Director of Finance & Resources is a key role within the organisation, providing strategic and operational leadership for our finances and directing our finance team. The post-holder will also take responsibility for managing our IT and systems as well as overall responsibility for our HR and office support functions (managed on a day-today basis by the Head of Office).


1. Strategy and governance

In this role you will:

• Develop and deliver a financial strategy that supports our over-arching long-term strategy.

• Prepare and present reports to our Board of Trustees and our Finance, Investment and Development committees.

• Ensure that adequate internal financial and operational controls are in place.

• Ensure our unrestricted, restricted and endowment funds and accounting records are maintained in accordance with legal and regulatory requirements.

• Take responsibility for maintaining our risk management processes, including our risk register.

• Develop and oversee a strategic approach to the way we manage our IT and systems.

2. Senior management and organisational leadership

In this role you will:

• Provide ongoing financial advice and leadership for the Chief Executive and other members of our senior management team.

• Contribute to the ongoing development and delivery of our long-term organisational strategy.

• Provide operational leadership as a member of the senior management team, contributing at regular meetings and working closely with senior colleagues on a day-to-day basis.

• Support the Chief Executive in developing and implementing a strategic approach to managing our property portfolio.

3. Financial reporting

In this role you will:

• Ensure timely and accurate monthly management accounts and other reports are produced by the finance team and distributed to members of the senior management team and other budget holders, meeting their requirements to efficiently manage departmental budgets.

• Lead and deliver the process for preparing our annual accounts and ensure they are compliant with the most recent version of the charities SORP.

• Liaise with our external auditors during the annual audit process.

4. Leadership of the finance team

In this role you will:

• Line manage and provide professional development support to the Financial Controller.

• Support the Financial Controller to provide effective leadership of the finance team and support with the professional development of individual team members.

• Take overall responsibility for the effective functioning and key services of the finance team.

• Support the Financial Controller to ensure the finance team provides excellent customer service to other members of our staff and external partners.

5. Investments

In this role you will:

• Liaise with our investment managers on a regular basis to ensure they meet the growth and income targets set by the Board of Trustees and Finance Committee.

• Provide internal reporting arrangements on the delivery of the investment strategy.

6. Technology and systems

In this role you will:

• Develop and implement a technology and systems strategy to facilitate efficient and effective operations across the organisation.

• Manage our technology and systems suppliers, including our IT support provider, and agree and track SLAs.

• Implement innovation wherever possible, making recommendations to the senior management team regarding office management-related IT hardware, software, systems and applications.

• Develop, implement and maintain an effective IT infrastructure for the storage of our data.

7. Human Resources

In this role you will:

• Oversee our people strategy and HR function, including ensuring we are compliant with relevant legislation.

• Oversee our office and facilities management function.

• Line manage and provide professional development support to the Head of Office.

8. Other duties

In this role you will:

• Oversee our tax affairs, including PAYE, National Insurance, Corporation Tax, VAT and Gift Aid.

• Take overall responsibility for our data governance responsibilities and compliance with GDPR, liaising with other members of the senior management team as required.

• Maintain appropriate relationships with our auditors, bankers, HMRC, investment managers, pension provider, property advisers, solicitors and other third party stakeholders.

• Maintain accurate records for stakeholders, including communication history, adhering to our data protection obligations and records management principles.

• Take an active part in team meetings, contributing agenda items and undertaking assigned actions as required.

• Take an active part in and collaborate with peers and colleagues across the charity’s work, bringing your own experience and perspective so that we harness the value of our shared contributions.

• Participate in regular supervision, objective-setting/monitoring and actively engage in your own professional development throughout the year.

• Champion the charity’s Code of Behaviour and act as a role model, ensuring our safeguarding and other key policies and procedures are adhered to.

A job description does not constitute a ‘term and condition of employment’. It is provided only as a guide to assist the employee in the performance of their job. The charity is a fast-moving organisation and therefore changes in duties may be necessary from time to time. The job description is not intended to be an inflexible or finite list of tasks and may be varied from time to time after consultation/discussion with the post holder.


We’re looking for a candidate who can demonstrate skills, experience and knowledge in the following important areas:

1. Qualifications and education

You will have:

• A minimum degree-level education or evidence of equivalent academic achievement.

• A relevant accountancy qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or CIPFA).

• Evidence of recent continuous professional development.

2. Previous experience

You will have:

• A proven track record and relevant experience leading a finance function, ensuring key outputs are improved to meet changing needs.

• Experience of inspiring and motivating teams to achieve high performance.

• Experience of competent financial planning, deploying resources and managing risk

• Experience overseeing IT functions within an organisation.

• Experience working in a finance role in the not-for-profit sector.

You may also have:

• Experience as a member of a senior leadership or executive team.

• Experience overseeing HR and/or office management functions within an organisation.

3. Skills, knowledge and ability

You will have:

• Comprehensive strategic thinking and forward planning skills.

• Excellent presentation skills, with an ability to communicate financial information to a nonfinancial audience.

• The ability to prioritise tasks and manage a workload effectively.

• A commitment to collaborative and inclusive working, ensuring quality and valuing diversity.

• The ability to give and receive feedback objectively and sensitively, with a willingness to challenge constructively.

• An understanding of data management systems, including CRMs, HR finance systems andpayroll systems.

• A working knowledge of charity accounting and the relevant SORP.

4. Personal qualities

You will have:

• Strong people management and leadership skills with the ability to attract and retain talented people.

• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of colleagues and stakeholders.

• High standards of personal conduct, honesty and integrity to engage and inspire the trust and confidence of multiple stakeholders.

• A customer-focused approach, seeking to make systems, processes and information accessible and user-friendly.

• A proactive and solutions-focused approach, with the ability to manage competing demands, make effective decisions and think creatively.

• The ability to establish good working relationships and work flexibly under your own initiative.

5. Other requirements

You will have:

• A commitment to the values and principles of the NHS.

• The ability to work flexibly to meet the needs of the role.

• The ability to travel between our hospital locations in north west London as required.

• No envisaged barriers to obtaining DBS disclosure

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Mon 4th Dec 2023


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Mon 4th Dec 2023